Coast Guard asks for public feedback on Potomac River waterway

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the condition of a stretch of the Potomac River before the comment period ends Monday. Potomac user survey here.pdf

Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System review of the Upper Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., from April through June 2019, to improve maritime efficiency in the area.

The review focuses on the area’s aids to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency response plans, routine and emergency communication capabilities, and future development projects.

The analysis will cover the following stretch of the Upper Potomac River from Hains Point Junction Lighted Buoy HP (LLNR 18705), which is near Washington, to the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge (Route 301).

Any interested organization, company, or individual wishing to provide comments or participate in a user survey should e-mail the attached document to Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Waterways WAMS at D05-DG-SECTOR-MDNCR-WTRWAY-WAMS@uscg.mil or mail it to:

Commander
USCG Sector Maryland-NCR
2401 Hawkins Point Road, BLDG 70
Baltimore, MD 21226-1791

Surveys must be submitted by May 20, 2019.

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